Republican Congressman Joe Wilson, along with his colleagues Carlos Curbelo (Republican) and Democrat Gerry Connolly, introduced a first-ever bill in the U.S. Congress at the House of Representatives, in which they reaffirm the relationship between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco and condemn the collusion between the separatist movement of the polisario and Hezbollah, as well as Iran's destabilizing aims in North Africa and beyond.
"The Kingdom of Morocco was the first country to formally recognize the United States in 1777 and remains a strong ally and partner for peace in the Middle East and North Africa," stresses Congressman Joe Wilson on his official website, while condemning the recent actions of the polisario, a terrorist organization funded by Iran.
The bill criticizes Iran for providing “monetary and other forms of material support to terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, which the United States has designated (…) as a foreign terrorist organization,” pointing to the destabilizing aims of Iran and its ally Hezbollah in North Africa that go against the national security objectives of the United States.
The bill also reaffirms support for the Moroccan autonomy plan, which it describes as "serious, realistic and credible", and which represents a path forward to satisfy the aspirations of the Sahara populations to run their own affairs in peace and dignity.
The text calls on President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the Ambassador to the United Nations, to assist the United Nations in supporting a peaceful agreement to the Sahara conflict that is consistent with the United States position, which has repeatedly described the autonomy plan as " serious, realistic and credible.”